A flying circus mouse, a bagel-crazed pigeon and an aerodynamically challenged artist are just a few of the high-flying highlights in this collection of films for children and family audiences. This eclectic mix of live-action and animated shorts from around the world and across the Bay also features some down-to-earth stories about love, loss, friendship, food and some really crazy hair. Recommended for ages seven and up.
This program of experimental and narrative short works presents stop motion, hand-drawn, rotoscope and computer-generated animation by leading and up-and-coming practitioners, including Rodrigo Blass, Martha Colburn, Lewis Klahr, Kerry Laitala and the Academy Award–winning work of H5.
From the wish for international legitimacy to preparing for married life as a transgendered male, the verbal intricacies required in the quest for the elusive perfect union are delightfully examined in this eclectic collection of short films.
Doubling as a manifesto on leisure, this collection of innovative, humorous and challenging shorts elaborates a systematic approach to pleasurable non-productivity. Notice: This program contains nudity and explicit sex, to be consumed and enjoyed in a darkened hall.
From reflecting on depression and isolation to fantasizing at the Laundromat or on the subway, these shorts present a wide behavioral gamut of what we do when we’re alone—or just feeling like we’re alone.
Eight experimental films and videos highlight the diverse concerns of contemporary film artists. Interior states become visible and the exterior world is visibly transformed as artists grapple with things awry, in need of restoration or simply deserving a closer look.
People still try to put ‘em down. And today’s young people still do get around. But now they’re getting around with cameras in their hands, and they are making great films in every genre from noir to comedy to mockumentary to an action-packed, stop-motion miniseries starring a Lego Man James Bond. There’s no doubt you’re gonna dig what they all say. Recommended for ages 11 and up.